Crime & Courts

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy arrested in Iowa, KBI says

A northeast Kansas law enforcement officer was booked into an Iowa jail on Thursday over allegations he engaged in criminal conduct, including domestic violence.

David Schmitt, a 30-year-old Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy, was arrested at about 10:45 a.m. in Polk County, Iowa, following an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the agency said in an e-mailed news release.

According to the release, Schmitt was booked on suspicion of several offenses, including aggravated battery, disorderly conduct, aggravated endangering of a child, aggravated assault and intimidation of a witness or victim. The crimes are connected to a domestic violence report from April 13, 2016, and other activities after he bonded out of jail in the case two days later, the KBI said.

Schmitt was not charged after his arrest last year in the domestic violence case. He currently is awaiting extradition to Kansas on the offenses for which he was jailed Thursday, the KBI said.

Schmitt remains on administrative leave from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, according to the release. He is from Meriden, which is about 14 miles north and east of Topeka.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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